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apartment complex in case prince came back. three days ago, montgomery county court issued a stay away order to joshua prince telling him not to have any contact with his ex-girlfriend. after 7:00 this morning, police say that prince was waiting for her on the 4th floor of this apartment complex parking garage. >> the shooting occurred outside in the area of the garage. she knocked on doors, a good samaritan took her inside. she is safe. and mont groomery county police -- montgomery county police initiated a callout. >> reporter: two schools were locked down. nearby johnson-walker high school and which were middle schogeorgetown road. for several hours, police searched for prince on the grounds of the apartment complex off of rock lidge drive and in this surrounding neighborhoods. some residents said that they were ordered to stay in their apartments. >> and it was scary. i'm home alone with two kids and i couldn't get out to take them to school this mother. this is in l.a.
or downtown d.c. this is suburban, bethesda and makes you realize that this can happen anywhere and i think the police were on top of it and it's nice to know they take it seriously. >> i got back from dropping off my husband and son at school and work, and all of a sudden, i come here and there were a bump of cop cars and cops with guns and shotguns. this is not good. >> reporter: a few hours after the incident, police towed a car from the garage. investigators say that it belongs to the ex-girlfriend and the damage, they say, came from a prior incident. the signs on the garage where the shooting took place say the area is under surveillance. police say that prince's ex- girlfriend broke up with him last week and over the weekend was so frightened had with him, she went to court to get the stayaway order and they were scheduled to be in court to
answer tomorrow. laura? >> and tell us the condition of the girlfriend, the ex- girlfriend? >> we understand she's in a safe place and she was not hit by the gun fire. she was, of course, very frightened and had to run from that garage and into the complex where she knocked on several doors looking for help and it was not until a good samaritan opened a door and got her inside that she was able to keep away in-from-this man and we believe -- away from this man. he hired this once and got into his vehicle and left the scene. >> very lucky, thank you very much. and we are following breaking news out of columbia, maryland. a woman is dead, a man hospitalized after an apartment fire on majors lane. howard county officials say they don't believe that the blaze is what killed the victim. firefighters were called to the scene after someone smelled smoke in a third-floor apartment. they found the man and woman inside. the police say they're treating this apartment as a crime scene. no word how the woman died yet
or how the fire started. and employees return to work at the discovery channel building the first time since the gunman took three hostages. the headquarters in silver spring were closed since last wednesday and that is when police say the 43-year-old walked into the building with bombs, bombs and a handgun. the police shot and killed him after four hours. the d.c. primary election is one week from tuesday and candidates are criss crossing the city stomping -- stumping for votes. karen has the latest. >> reporter: adrienne fenty and vincent greer are all over the place. they have both promised to gather as many votes as they can and they're came paging from sun up to sun down -- campaigning from sun up to sun down until the end and they were there early, vincent gray at the new discount grocery store in northeast and there was a noon -- for the candidates, updating an
economic development project on the anacostia waterfront and that is called yard park, between national stadium and the navy yard. you can look for housing, retail office space and both sides are rolling out new attacks against each other, a fenty mistakes commercial and on gray's website, testimonial from former fenty supporters and rowdy incidents by volunteers both sides. gray is calling on the police chief to have cops stationed at the precincts on the election day. >> this is about civility at the precincts. so, the police officers would be there to watch the action, you know, as people try to get in and we don't want people harassed either by anybody as they go into in to vote. >> i agree, i think that any time people in elections interrupt, campaigning of other candidates, i think it absolutely make the candidate look bad. >> and so, it's obvious the
campaign winds down and volunteers are getting fired up. the candidates are trying to get the word out to their people to do what they have to, hand out literature and to behave in the process, shawn? and karen gray houston, thank you. fox 5 continues to lead the way on the race to the d.c. mayor's office. two of the biggest supporters will join us in gray's corner, the former d.c. mayor marion barry will be here and fenty ally and ron moden. a can't-miss-debate on fox 5 news at 10. othery voting is on the way to maryland. you have a few hours left to request one. you have until 11:59 p.m. tonight to fax or e-mail your questions. the mail-in deadline has passed. for details on requesting a ballot g to www.myfoxdc.com and click on web links. it's the story that just
keeps on giving. an onand off day, albert hainesworth is making front- page news. here's the latest on the future and the on going drama. >> reporter: last week about hainesworth and shanahan smoked about smoking cigars and having dinner together, i don't think that is going happen. espn is reporting the redskins have tightened albert's old team about a trade for the disgruntled defensive liveman. the reports are the titans are interested if the two sides could agree on compensation. haines worth played the major against the cardinals on thursday. when all the starters were watching from the sidelines, but albert played more minutes than he ever about in -- did in a redskins uniform. multiple sources said the skin's coaching staff was completely disappointed in how he played and that his performance was poor and lackadaisical. minimal reps for hainesworth
and not necessarily great when playing on television. he did receive some support, courtesy of his quarterback, donovan mcnabb, who appear on local sports talk radio. >> albert is a guy who is one of our brothers in the locker room and we want to protect him to make sure he's taken care of. albert is the guy who understands now and understand, hey, i have to put the time and effort in and to get an opportunity to show what he can do. we can't win without him and he plays a major part on our defense and everyone knows that. >> and chad speck, hainesworth's agent was reached out to. he won't be on the team, possibly, on sunday or he might and may not play. all kinds of ways this will play out. we won't know until sunday night. >> everyone's going to be watching. very interesting and thank you for the update. we have a fox 5 traffic alert. metro reopened five redline stations that were shut down over the holiday weekend and
that is the tacoma, silver spring, glenn, cheat error erroron&stations were closed for workers to replace track switches. to help to adjust the new track, the trains will travel at reduced speeds between forest glenn and tacoma the rest of the week. in the district, a man accused of a brightal stabbing is on trial. the police believe that rashan g broke into a home in 2008, stabbed a woman 17 times while trying to sexually salher. the victim took the stand today and john henrehan was in the courtroom with the latest. john? >> reporter: that neighborhood in capitol hill was in an uproar for a long time. basically because it took quite awhile, months for the suspect to -- a suspect to be arrested. the rile began today. the first responding police officer who came to a rowhouse on 14th street in southeast washington in the first few minutes of october 7th, 2008, found a young woman, quote,
many visible stab wounds on her upper chest, middle chest and with blood coming out of her sides and abdomen. the neighbor julie schofield who helped -- held the hand of the bleeding victim told the jury she asked me am i going to die? schofield testified her answer was no, basically, to comfort the young woman. and the victim took the stand in the late afternoon. now a give-year-old woman, she told jurors she moved in a few days before the attack. the woman recalled being awakened by a nose and seeing -- noise and seeing the figure come down the stairs to her basement pardon me. she ran to the bathroom and called 911 to report an intruder. the prosecution said that instride of -- intruder of rashan g of northeast washington. he sat quietly in the courtroom during the testimony. and the defense position in this case is prosecutors have the wrong guy and point out that the victim's own statements to police was that the assailant was wearing a hood and pulled it over his
face. the arrest took eight months. the prosecution has dna evidence. the defense telegraphed they're going to question the specific validity or chain of -- the victim was stabbed 17 times and is expected to describe that attack when testimony resumes in the morning, shawn? >> all right, thank you. also in maryland, montgomery county police are hunting for a man who broke into a house in the middle of the day and stole guns. it happened on dorsett avenue around noon and police say three people were home when the suspect knocked on the dak door -- back door and forced himself when someone saner -- answered. no one was injured. more than 100 firefighters struggling to contain this wildfire. that is -- what is next for families forced from the homes. that is just ahead. and a florida church's plans to burn the q'uran on 9/11. fueling a fire storm of controversy tonight. melanie.
the anacostia river is still a toxic mess. what is being done with the bad text moppy that is supposed to help clean it up. and really hot out there. very, very nice and when are we getting cooler air moving through? we'll talk about that. the first look at the forecast is coming up will. keep it here, fox 5 news at 5 is getting started. ♪ i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back.
>> a group of religious leaders from around the country are meeting with the attorney general to discuss what they say is a troubling rise in anti- muslim bigotry in the u.s. the meeting follows the florida pastor's decision to burn a copy of the curan on 9/11, although he's been advised going through with it could put the u.s. at risk. jennifer davis has more. >> reporter: a group of 30 religious leaders, including priests, rabbis and preachers are meeting in d.c. they want to make it clear that while there are deaf rens in their
belief, they're coming together to deject and denounce hateful anti-muslim rhetoric. the group of leaders joined to where they crafted a joint statement calling for respect of what one of america's greatest items are, freedom of religious and they talking with the attorney general this afternoon. in light of a surge and attacks on muslims around the country, the controversy about the building of a mosque near ground zero and now the florida pastor's plans to burn the q'uran, they want to talk with the attorney general about spins the department of justice can take against anti-muslim hate and acts of violence. the faith group said as we approach the anniversary of 9/11, muslims and america are growing scared and religious leaders are growing concerned. >> america was not built on hatred but love. if we get away from that and try to give that message out to the world, it's the wrong message. our message is a message of working together, work for each other, taking care of person
who needs help. >> reporter: the group is asking the attorney general to make a public statement about the figure's commitment to religious freedom. they want the civil rights division of the justice department to coordinate a response to the backlash and create a hotline for reporting hate crimes and they are asking the government to use the hate crime's law to help state and local jurisdictions investigate and prosecute cases when necessary. the group of 30 said it's contemplating its own next step, which it thinks is a similar and larger meeting where members of different faiths come together to work on different strat judges toy combat anti-muslim bigotry. to a developing story out of colorado. wildfires forcing people out of their homes. dozens of houses have gone up in flames and the fire continues to burn. it has scotched 3500 acres just outside of boulder. foxs alicia cuna reports on what is making this fire challenging. >> reporter: fire crews can't get a break as they try to battle this growing wild fire in a rugged canyon area of boulder, colorado and wind was
the problem on monday, spreading the blaze and keep something firefighters from setting up. >> once they got the spot to change the fire, they had to evacuate. >> and that is still air preventing spotter planes to coordinate efforts, more than 3,000 people forced from their homes. >> we have an investigative team set up that started to investigate the cause of the fire and go up into the burned area to document what structures have been involved and what structures were destroyed. >> reporter: but he called his wife and told her to rush home after a neighbor called to say their community was going up in flames and lynn couldn't believe her eyes as she approached. >> on the ridge, there i could see the flames and there was a huge building afloat and it was blackening the sky. >> we didn't realize how close it was until a fireman pulled in and said you have to get out
of here. i thought we could go to gold hill and that would be a safe route. he said that is worse and that is where a lot of panic set in and that it might be coming quicker than we thought. >> reporter: so far, not a lot of information about how many homes were burned or destroyed. fire officials will only say that dozens of homes have been destroyed, including some blooming to firefighters. it's unknown how much damage is caused. in boulder, colorado, alicia acuna, fox 5 news. back here at home, a beautiful day. >> and the low humidity? this is something we could get used to. >> and hopefully that will continue tonight, gary mcgrady. >> and it will and that is going to be real, real nice. the next few days and we're beginning to worry. this is the 16th day in a rohav measurable rainfall and you start accumulating days like that and it becomes dry and the
dew points are low. there is a bit of a fire danger for us, too and listen, here we go to satellite picture to show you. there is not much going on out there. most of the clouds well to the west of us and centralized around tropical storm hermine, which is still, believe it or not, a tropical storm and after making landfall in northern mexico last night. there is a front in here and this will be coming through tomorrow. we don't initially get the cooling effects of the front tomorrow and we'll be breezy. it's going to be dry but we'll end up with some cooling effects in here by thursday. that is, i think, thursday, friday, saturday and that is a very, very nice round of weather and hopefully by the latter part of the weekend and i hate to ruin the weekend, we need some rain. we have a chance of showers and thunderstorms. we'll talk about that and hermine, where might her moisture go and a lot to talk about. >> see you then. neighbors in northwest d.c. are excited to welcome a brand-
new edition to their community and the nationwide grocery store chain broke ground on a new store and that is going up in the 900 block of 17th streets. there is another nearby and everyone is welcoming the competition. >> i have no doubt that, with what is coming here on this site and what we have across the street, the competition will benefit the residents. we will continuously seek better-quality food, we will see better prices. >> all of the already charges for bags nationwide and city leaders are grateful for the support of the city's back tax. the economy is on everyone's mind, all over the country. president obama proposed new infrastructure spending and some are saying he realizes that not much is going to be done before the midterm elections. craig bosswell lays out the president's economic plans despite the lull on the hill.
>> reporter: president obama is outlining two new economic proposals this week. the president started with the labor day speech and a $50 billion plan to rebuild roads, runways and rails, while also calling out republicans for obstructionism. >> and they talk about me like a dog. that is not in my prepared remarks, but it's true. >> reporter: on wednesday, mr. obama will propose a second plan, 200 billion in tax cuts for businesses. the president's spokesman was asked why now and not months ago when lawmakers were foot focus -- not fixed on re- election. >> the president is not here to solve the nation's problems on a political calendar. he's here to solve the nation's problems as they exist. >> reporter: republicans say the new proposals are more out- of-control spending and say the gop is making the right choice not to support them. >> we shouldn't be the party of no but the party of hell no to the obama policies. the american people understand that the obama policies have
not worked. >> reporter: this comes as democrats are down in the polls and looking for a boost leading to the november beat. -- vote. >> you freed to fire up the base and the republican's base is fired up. >> reporter: president obama will follow his wednesday speech in cleveland with a full- blown press conference on friday and the first since may. all right, can they really think this is a good idea? well, one airline's attempts to cut costs could mean giving copilots pink slips. what you need to know before you book a flight. and under the influence, it's hard to believe it's that time of the year again. will you get a flu shot? local pharmacies are already to roll with their supply. the details just ahead. 9 "know the species, know the stain." lanolin-free coat, i know it's an alpaca. walks in here, looks says "hey look, it's a llama!" cleaning the stain like he would a llama stain. time he's wasting. ♪ call 1-800-steemer d
high school. the archbishop helped the school mark a major building expansion and to welcome the first-ever senior class. the school uses a corporate work study. each pace $2,500 a year with the rest covered by the work program and corporate donors. a new look for students returning to classes in reston. the school is undergoing renovations the next two years to make room for all the work. the classes shift to another parts of the building and the principal said all the changes will be worth it once the renovations are finally complete. and washington nationals be pitcher delivered an exciting story at kimble elementary school. take a look. >> they howled and hit. >> he read wildbo about books at the school in southeast and after reading time, he got to talk to the students about their love of books and baseball, of course. the students will be at the park to see them take on the
mets. if shoppers across the district are shilling out 5 cents for every bag, where is that money going? the money team is breaking down the new demands to clean up the river next. and facebook fans listen up. catering to your addiction can add up. the tale behind the $10,000 cell phone bill still ahead. keep it here. fox 5 news at 5 is coming back. t
some of the goals of d.c.'s controversial backpacks are working. >> the bags are a lot less and noticeable. there is a lot of material out there. >> reporter: anacostia river keeper, an organization dedicated to restoring the watershed, agrees that looks can be deceiving. >> there have not been the same efforts to get rid of the pollution that is -- >> she's considered about the industrial sites along the water edge like the former washington gas and light property. >> what is happening is that this is rolling into the river and dumping the sediments and the contaminants with them into the river. >> reporter: the results? six known toxic hotspots contaminated with chemicals and heavy metals, including popular point, washington navy yard and the southeast federal center. in the last five months, the district of columnia collected more than $928,000 from the
backpack and so far, keepers of the river say that they haven't seen any of it. >> we need the money. there is a million right there and could go to projects we know about to start tomorrow. >> reporter: ward 6 councilman tommy wells championed the bag tax and said that it goes to public outreach. >> and we're into implementation and that is having a substantial impact. now, we need to work -- . >> reporter: d.c.'s es-- d.c.s department of the environment hopes to start focussing on projects soon. >> we would call on ddoe to figure that out and release the money as soon as possible. >> reporter: in the meantime, the group asked elected officials to seen a pledge that they would work to hold polluters legally responsible for the cleanup. the whole picture won't come together until the registration funds make it downstream, too. >> d.c.s department of the environment spending about
$250,000 on outreach for the new tax. the director told fox 5 that money will start flowing into the community-based projects soon. a developing story if you're travelling overseas. the transit strikes are trickling strikes. they walked off the job in london shutting down the tube to protest budget cuts. meantime in france, widespread strikes were effecting trains, planes, hospitals and mail delivery. the unions were upset at the plan to raise the requirement age by two years to 62. and a controversial idea from europe's most cost-cutting ceo. he believes no copilot, no problem. he wants to believe that one pilot is enough and in an emergency, he believes specially-trained flight attendants could step in and fly the plane. as spokesman -- a spokesman said the suggestion is unsafe, unwise and the public will be hour eyed -- horrified and he's called for pay bathrooms
and standing-room only flights. >> yikes. >> you can imagine? >> no. >> or paying to go to the bathroom. ridiculous. a trip in israel ended on a nightmare for one family, accumulating an expense of phone bill on the trip. >> we're not talking about 20 or $30. the family was billed nearly $10,000. here more ♪ >> they do a lot together. they are brother and sister, after all. the duo and their mom recently returned from israel. >> we went to the dead sea. >> we camped out in the bed of intent, rode camels. >> and saw -- with the puppy. >> you found in love with the puppy. >> reporter: the pair, 13-year- old sam and 11-year-old sarah spent plenty of time using their cell phone. >> i played games. >> reporter: where was mom when the kids were on facebook,
texting and playing online guy games? dr. cindy ivanhoe was right there and snapped a few pictures featuring the kids with their phones. she thought. >> well, the bill would be higher. i had no content how much higher it would be. >> reporter: how much was the bill? more than $9,500. it grew to more than 9700 with late fees. >> it was sickening and one of those moments where you take a breathe and feel sick to the. is the. >> i did save a long time for this trip. this is not an inexpensive trip to make. >> reporter: dr. ivanhoe said she since learned there were alerts sent to her kids phones. >> you're being charged $50 for roaming. >> reporter: ivanhoe said she never received a warning. >> the person paying the bill needs to be the one getting the alert. >> reporter: verizon wireless agreed to take $4,000 off the bill. sam and sarah in the meantime, have come up with a list of
ways to help mom pay. >> could be dog walkers, me and doubtfully sam could baby sit. >> wow, that was one expensive trip and $6,000 they have to pay for that and according to verizon, several automated alerts are sent to every phone on the plan. the company suggests to find out about international rates before travelling. >> and that is a good lesson for all. >> indeed. the battle over custody is brewing for mel gibson. the actor's former girlfriend is making brand-new demands. >> tmz has the story live from los angeles in 15 minutes. and class is back in session. if your which were suffer from headaches, this school year doesn't have to be miserable. the tips you need to keep to make sure their aches and pains stay away coming up at 5:45.
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>> this man reached the labor day holiday to reach new heights. dan goodman, known as sky scraperman, climbed san francisco's millenium tower and took three hours to scale the top. the police were waiting for him and immediately took him into custody. the texas fair is known for its menu of pretty unusual fried foods. the big winners for this year's deep-fried contests, fried beer and fried frito pie. and that is the creators mixed the chilly, cheese -- chili and cheese and fritos and battered and fried them. >> that is freed on top of
fried. -- fried on top of fried on top of fried. >> and can you imagine that? >> and a month's worth of exercise. >> and have fun. tropical storm hermine is making her way across texas. >> will the remnants -- remnants effect our weather here at home? >> gary's getting the full touches on the forecast. the answers are just ahead. !%
he never apologized for giving control of $82 million in city contracts to his frat brothers. no apology for his secret trips and missed appearances, for record-high unemployment and overspending the budget. and no apology for what the washington post calls "silly fights with the d.c. council," "unnecessary government secrecy," "shutting out community voices." we're sorry, mayor fenty -- some things you just can't forgive. >> fox 5 health alert. it's that time of the year again when you need to start talking about protecting yourself from the flu. the giant grocery stores are offering seasonal flu shot at the pharmacy today and it will cost you $25 with your giant card. this year's vaccine protects against seasonal flu as well as the h1n1 virus. be sure to call your local store to make sure they have the shots in stock. and forid cans who suffer from migraines, back-to-school time request can be painful.
however, one doctor said that they don't need to suffer if they're prepared. foxs dr. pareque has that story. >> reporter: daniel singer from woodcliff lake, new jersey s an active 15-year-old. a musician and a journalist writing for his high school newspaper. >> this is the one i quote . >> on the front page? >> yeah. >>ness is preschool, he suffered from debilitating migraine headaches several times a week. >> it's tough for me to right or to do anything that takes a lot of focus while i have a migraine. >> and it's about to get tougher now that it's time to go back to school. >> getting ready for school? >> yup. >> and got the nurse on board this time? >> definitely, yup. >> reporter: since he was 8, daniel has been coming to dr. larry newman, the director of the headache institute in moan.
he knows firsthand how difficult migraines can be. >> when you were in school and this happened to you, what did do you? >> when was in school, i didn't have a diagnosis or treatment and i would suffer and go home early. >> reporter: he said kids don't have to suffer or miss school if prepared. >> when you go back to school, as important as picking your books out and peps out, you get to pick a plan to limit the numbers of headaches that you have. >> he calls it planting the seeds for success. the seeds are sleep. they need to eat frequent meals during the day, exercise often, sleep 8 to 10 hours a night and manage stress. >> if i realize a migraine is coming on, i will have to leave and go to the parent -- nurse's office. >> reporter: the parents should notify the school nurse before school starts and give them medication so it's available. daniel's father said they e- mail each of his teachers so they know what to expect. >> if you should notice that he
is drifting off, you shouldn't necessarily take it to mean he's disinterested or not trying -- >> lady gaga is performing at the verizon center and some of her fans are getting into the spirit early. take a look. employees at a dentist office in silver spring dressed up as the pop star and dawned their favorite lady gaga, what is the matter, gary? they dawned their favorite wigs and accessories. everyone from front desk workers got in on the fun. i might have been scared and just a bit. >> that might be her right there. and -- the grocery stores have the halloween candy already. >> and true. >> are you saying she's -- . >> just an interesting costume.
>> okay. >> and i like her, actually. how's it going to be for the concert? >> perfect. warm and no problems out there. and by not tomorrow but the next day, it will feel like halloween. you might want to dawn the costumes early? they already d. >> you never stop eating candy. live pictures out and that is real, real nice. check out the numbers, too. we're stuck. the temperature is stuck at 93 degrees in town and 88 for gaithersburg; frederick is hot, 93, too and culpeper, 95. and 92 down in fredericksburg. if you were with us, i said culpeper, you will be about the hotspot for the afternoon and cooler by the water. nice in annapolis at 85 degrees and for stevensville, the mid- 80s, too and kings degrees. i might have to adjust. that you get the idea that
later on, temperatures will fall off and upper 70s around here and at 11:00, winds 5 to fen miles an hour and stronger than that in places and still not bad. we're good today, a couple of high clouds and can you see this require here? this is popping up along the front and travelling through ohio and that is going to be here tomorrow morning. the question is, will this front when it comes through tomorrow morning, bring us a couple of showers. looks like it's going to bring us, maybe and it may not happen but a couple of sprinkles and this is tropical storm hermine. the rainfall amounts have been between 2 and six inches and there is probably higher localized flooding issues here with rainfall amounts of over six inches of rain and maximum
sustained winds at 40 miles an hour and she made landfall there, south of texas and south of brownsville and still holding the characteristics of a tropical storm and winds are up to 40 miles an hour or holding there and this is the track through texas. will come of the leftover moisture get caught up in the flow and end up bringing us good rainfall on sunday. that is yet to be determined and this is future cast. tomorrow morn at 4 a.m. the front is to the northwest and we have some clouds around here building for sunrise and you can see this line of showers. maybe a thunderstorm, too and watch what happens as we bring it across by 8, 9 in the morning and still have a couple of clouds, but as the wind comes in from the west, it looks like the rain trys to come over the mountains and that doesn't make it. we're going leave, again, a sprinkle in there and the front comes through. we're warm and breezy tomorrow
and into thursday, cooler around here for highs on thursday and we're talking upper 70s and delightful once the cooler air comes down. tomorrow, still breezy and winds will be about 15 to 25 miles an hour in the afternoon and we start off in the 70s, a few clouds in the morning and warm up through the upper 80s and get the cooling effects of the front thursday, friday and saturday and hopefully some good, widespread showers and a few thunderstorms on sunday. we need the rain. >> all right, thank you, gary. oprah winfrey and sir paul mccartney and merle haggard are among the five to receive the honors. a gala tribute to the five honorees will be held in early december. and to the talk of the town on tmz. mel gibson's ex racked up a
hefty bill with a pr firm and wants mel to foot the bill. tmzs harvey levine live in l.a. why does she think he should pay the bill? >> reporter: this is the greatest story. she thinks that she would have to counter mel gibson's pr machine when it came out that she may have stole the tapes. that was the allegation and she hired a pr person and said that mel is responsible for making her hire this guy to resurrect her image and she wants him to pay $84,000, mostly in pr costs. good luck, that is not going happen. >> i was going to say, what is the word from mel's camp? you answered that there. not going to happen. i know a lost folks in our area. >> yeah, not going happen. and a new move for d.c. housewife michelle salahi. what is her connection to hugh
hefner? >> her connection is going to be naked. >> oh, dear. >> she's basically agreed to pose naked for playboy, completely naked for a hefty sum and we're told it's a done deal and you will see her gracing the cover. the motivation? purely and simply mean. i was trying to get reaction from the guys in the studio and with their interest in seeing that. quickly? >> 0. -- 0. >> i got three thumbs down. >> she keeps people talking. that 15 minutes of fame keeps going and going. we'll see you guys at 6:30. >> there you go. and meanwhile, goodwill ambassador and oscar winner angelina jolie touring a pakistani refugee camp, calling on international relief agencies to help the millions of victims of the catastrophic flooding there. having monsoon rains killed 1700 people and destroyed many
villages and towns. meanwhile, donations have dwindled the past days. >> many of them lost their children during the flood and there is reparable damage and here we're in a situation where they're displaced from conflict and the wars. there are many different parts to the needs in pakistan. and the united nations officials hope this will help bring in more aid. in six minutes, they say silence is not an option. leaders are concerned that anti- muslim hate is grow negligent u.s. they're taking their concerns to the attorney general as a florida pastor plans the controversial event on the anniversary of 9/11. seven days and counting to the d.c. mayor will primaries. coming up, why one of the candidates wants more police at the poles election day. and a crime alert at the university of maryland college
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>> hundreds of iraqi artifacts looted and now on display at baghdad. the pieces are back home after being stolen during the height of the iraq war. one is a 4,000-year-old statue of a king that was discovered in the 1920s. another is a chrome-plated ak- 47 and it's all part of iraq's efforts to honor its cultural heritage. a raid in portugal to get fake art off the streets there. the works include imposter paintings that are said to be by picasso, shegal and matisse. some have been sold for the same price as the originals. other fakes were put up for sale in upcoming octobers and
the man with possession of the paintings is in custody. thank you for joining us at 5. >> thage in 6 starts now. -- the news edge at 6 starts now. straight off the top, a group of faith leaders met with the attorney to express their concerns that anti- muslim hate and bigotry is growing in the u.s. the push is because of the a pastor's plan from florida to burn the curan on the anniversary of 9/11. >> reporter: hi, there this is that three-page list of the religious leaders who gathered to discuss aspect muslim and sentiment rhetoric has no place in american life. they practice their faith in different ways and they're united on this front and hope to get the attorney general on board with them, too. >> in a national moment of silence. >> reporter: on